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“Green” Does Not Mean We Can Go Back to Normal

We’ve all had enough of wearing masks, physical distancing, and washing our hands countless times a day.  I’m almost embarrassed to share how much I miss being able to enjoy watching sports, even though, as a born-and-raised Pittsburgher, I know my beloved Pirates once again have no shot at a World Series this year.  I...

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Fourth of July Weekend Service Center and Scout Shop Hours

On Friday, July 3, the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be closed in observance of Independence Day.  Both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be OPEN on Friday, July 3, for their regular business hours (10 AM to 6 PM, closed from 1:30-2:00 PM for lunch). Both Service Centers and Scout Shops will...

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BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action. The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it is the right...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details And FAQ

Over the last few months, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. From making masks to supporting food banks, Scouting has been a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the...

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Scout Shops Are Open for In-Store or Curbside Pickup

Both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops have reopened as of June 2 and are looking forward to welcoming customers! The Scout Shops are operated by Boy Scouts of America’s National Supply Group and carry a wide variety of BSA supply merchandise, uniforms, literature, and recognitions. Catalog and custom-design orders are also available through the Scout...

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Council Camp Closures Extended Through June

The Council’s Executive Committee has been meeting on a weekly basis to determine what, if any, programs can take place at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Camp Conewago, and Camp Tuckahoe this summer. Below is an update from the Committee’s meeting on May 26, 2020.  The Executive Committee has asked the Council Camping Committee to evaluate...

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Service Centers to Reopen June 1, Scout Shops June 2

It was March 16, which seems like a very long time ago, when we hurriedly closed the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers and Scout Shops after Governor Wolf ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.  No one that day would have predicted what all was to...

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Summer Camp Programs at Hidden Valley and Tuckahoe Canceled

To the New Birth of Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family: First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your family well.  All of us are living through an unprecedented and concerning time.  As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, we have been continuously monitoring the situation, gathering as much information as possible to...

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